Teams!

Teams!

Social distancing? No job is more “socially distant” than working in a gold mine, more than a mile underground and three miles from the nearest shaft. At the Homestake mine in Lead, S.D., back in the day, our only link to the surface was a cast iron phone with a crank...
Are Smartphones Hazardous for Your Small Business?

Are Smartphones Hazardous for Your Small Business?

Smartphones are not too risky for most small businesses. Viruses don’t spread through smartphones the same way they do through computers. But no technology is perfect. As I see it, smartphones present three main risks: Malware from sketchy apps. “BYOD” (“bring your...
“Working Remote” during a Pandemic

“Working Remote” during a Pandemic

  Working from home can keep employees productive and safe. We use applications like Microsoft Teams and Zoom to keep All Net Connections connected, but working remotely also requires updating the software between your ears. To put yourself in the proper frame of...
Free Security Training

Free Security Training

Employee errors account for up to 90 percent of all network intrusions. That’s why end-user security training is just as important as secure backups for your data. It’s as important as anti-virus software, good firewalls and timely software updates. Regular training...
Do I Need a Computer for My Business?

Do I Need a Computer for My Business?

The short answer is, not necessarily. I’ve been trying to convince my daughter to buy a computer for her hair salon for 20 years, but she continues to run it successfully on paper. She keeps things simple and that suits her. At the other extreme, I’ve been fascinated...
What is IT and do I need IT support?

What is IT and do I need IT support?

IT (pronounced Eye Tee) is Information Technology. It’s hard to imagine a business today that doesn’t use IT, partly because the term covers much more than computers and networks. IT includes voice, text and video telecommunications. It includes data storage, backup...